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CRASHING WAVES — MYKONOS

Waves are seen crashing onto the pier in the 'Little Venice' area of Mykonos. The backdrop for the stage-like setting here is provided by a regular row of windmills. The picturesque island is transformed from a sleepy little town during the winter into the sun worshiper's paradise in the summer, the population exploding and dissipating seasonally. I've visited the magical island at least half-a-dozen times on cruises. All through the 1970s and '80s ships would anchor off shore, and passengers would be tendered into the port area. But In the 1990s a deep-sea port was built several kilometers away from the city center, allowing passengers to disembark on land, and take busses or walk into town. The island features a topless beach called "Paradise," and a totally nude beach, "Ultimate Paradise," appealing to those who are less modest than I.

Hand held shot in extremely windy weather that made a steady shot difficult, but did create dramatic waves. Regards especially to my Greek friends on Trekearth.

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